2019 Ford F-150 XL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5

2020 Ford F-150*

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD 2WD Double Cab Work Truck

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500*

2020 Ford F-150 vs. 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500

2020 Ford F-150


2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
3.3L Ti-VCT V6

Base Engine

4.3L EcoTec3 V6
19 city mpg / 25 highway mpg

Base EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

16 city mpg / 21 highway mpg
290 hp

Base Horsepower

285 hp
510 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

460 lb-ft of torque
3,270 pounds

Maximum Payload

2,250 pounds
8.1 / 10

Edmunds Rating


When Topeka drivers want to upgrade their workweek tasks and weekend adventures, they naturally turn to the historic engineering prowess of Chevrolet and Ford. The age-old question of their competition, at least with regards to their truck lineups, is one the new year has put to rest. Between the 2020 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500, the range of differences is vast and clear: 

  • The 2020 Ford F-150 offers a smaller, yet more powerful, introductory engine.
  • This engine also has a 5 more mpg combined fuel economy than its standard Chevy counterpart.
  • The F-150 generates 50 more lb-ft of torque from its strongest engine.
  • It also hauls up to 1,050 pounds more.
  • And the F-150 consistently receives better reviews from expert auto critics.

Ready to take a closer look at the F-150 vs. Silverado 1500 comparison from Laird Noller Auto Group? Read on to discover which fits your Lawrence needs!

F-150 vs. Silverado: Engine Options and Efficiency

The debate between Ford and Chevrolet has often revolved around the engineering and drivetrain design. With the 2020 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 comparison, it’s no different. With six engine options each, gas and diesel available, they seem relatively evenly matched–on the surface. At a closer look, however, the Ford F-150 generates more standard power with a smaller engine, which means better base towing and payload capacity as well as a better fuel economy for your Topeka work. 

At an EPA-estimated 19 / 25 city/highway mpg split, the Ford F-150 ultimately saves you precious time and money as you put in the extra hours, while the Chevy Silverado’s EPA-estimated 16 / 21 mpg split simply doesn’t compete. Drivers in the Topeka area can expect a higher maximum torque rating from the Ford F-150. Its High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost engine churns out 510 lb-ft of torque, whereas the Chevy Silverado 1500’s 6.2L V8 manages just 460 lb-ft of torque.

F-150 vs. Silverado: Payload Ratings

Lawrence drivers who have to trust their trucks with serious payloads and trailering jobs look toward the full-size pickup truck to meet their needs. For those who use their trucks regularly for business, loading heavy materials into their bed is a constant, and a higher capacity means lighter loads will put less wear on their vehicle overall, saving future replacement and regular service costs. Astute critics and drivers have taken note that the Ford F-150 promises a best-in-class payload rating of 3,270 pounds. Compare that to the meager 2,250 pounds the Chevy Silverado can muster, and imagine the difference 1,000 pounds can make.

F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500: Reliability and Reviews

For those who expect the most of their trucks, the trusted and unbiased opinions of auto reviewers like Edmunds are essential to the shopping process. When comparing the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500, again Ford has the edge. The new F-150 earned a score of 8.1/10 from Edmunds, while the new Silverado 1500 received only 7.2/10. According to the review, the F-150 customization, safety features, unmatched capability, and comfort push it far past the competition. 

Discover the Ford F-150 at Laird Noller Auto Group!

When you take a test drive in Topeka or Lawrence, the eminent engineering and innovation of the Ford F-150 will be yours to experience first-hand. Schedule yours today, or get in touch with one of our specialists to learn more about this exceptional pickup. Your next rugged Ford awaits!

*2019 model images used.

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